Mackle Park Referendum Tabled

By Noelle H. Lowery After sitting through the first three hours of the March 3 Marco Island City Council meeting, many in the audience were relieved the one agenda item they came to hear about — the referendum for the Mackle Park Community Center project — was on deck. It took councilors less than 30 minutes, though, to unanimously […]

New Maven of Center for the Arts

By Noelle H. Lowery Hyla Crane has the soul of an artist, and the heart and mind of an educator. This combination has served the Connecticut native well in her career heading up education programs for non-profit theaters and museums throughout the Northeast, and it will make her a shining star as the new executive director of the Marco […]

Marriott’s Lights for Hope

By Noelle H. Lowery A cool breeze kissed the palm trees in the courtyard at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. Josh Groban’s “You Raised Me Up” played softly in the background. People mixed and mingled quietly. Their conversations moved from warm greetings to happenings of the day to discussions of cancer. All were anticipating the moving ceremony to […]

Success at ‘Discover Tigertail’

Submitted On Saturday, March 1, Friends of Tigertail hosted its annual “Discover Tigertail Beach” event. The weather was delightful, and the attendance was impressive with 200 people, including local residents and many national and international visitors. A part of this year’s event, FOT launched a new program dubbed “Question Quest.” A fun scavenger hunt, it served not only as an […]

Hideaway Beach Hosts Buddy Day 2014

By Noelle H. Lowery It was a day of discovery. It was a day of celebration. It was a day of bonding. It was Buddy Day 2014 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. Some 168 second-graders and 200 adult volunteers participated in the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee’s annual Buddy Day event, which rewards children enrolled in the Guadalupe After-School […]